Adding photo to photo

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Hello,

I have a photo in the editor and I want to superimpose it (I can also say that I can add it) another photo - how can I EASY do it?
EASY for me means that I choose the right tool in the toolbar and see my files on the PC.
I found a way to move from the desktop to a photo in the editor, but this is not satisfying.


Sincerely,
Dariusz Pocztowski
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Please help.

Sincerely,
Dariusz Pocztowski


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What editor? SnagIt? Camtasia? Jing?

What operating system? Windows? Mac?
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Snagit/Windows
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Generally speaking, you would have the photo you want to superimpose open in the SnagIt editor too. Then it would appear as a thumbnail in the Recents tray at the bottom. From there, you click to have the main (background) image open and you click and drag the image you want to superimpose up and drop it on top of the background image. Then size as desired by clicking and dragging the edge handles.
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Correction........You would have to open file explorer using the "Windows Key + E "

Then drag  the image into SnagIt.

Regards,Joe
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No, not a correction so much as it is just an alternative. The way I explained actually does work. I've done it that way for longer than I care to remember. 

Joe's way is simply a different way to accomplish the same objective. Neither way is more "correct" than the other.

Horses for courses I suppose.
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The correction was a correction to the post "I" deleted. You should have received an e-mail reflecting that post.As well as drzonniebierny , I was simply following up.

I accidentally/originally posted to hit "Ctrl + O" to open file explorer.Which is the SnagIt shortcut for opening file explorer. Except, if you use that shortcut.You cannot drag in images.  

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How to make ALIGN functions (Left, Center, Right etc.) were "live"/ "hot"?


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Unless you are editing text, the only way the alignment comes into play is when you have more than one object selected. The alignment then operates on how the objects align with each other.


In the image below, I chose left alignment and the blue circle moved to align to the red rectangle.



Cheers... Rick :)
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RICK: "Generally speaking, you would have the photo you want to superimpose open in the SnagIt editor too. Then it would appear as a thumbnail in the Recents tray at the bottom. From there, you click to have the main (background) image open and you click and drag the image you want to superimpose up and drop it on top of the background image. Then size as desired by clicking and dragging the edge handles."

Do I understand correctly - each time I need to know in advance what photo I will apply and before the entire operation I must first add it so that it is in this lower tray and only step by step to continue - I load the main photo and from the tray I put the second photo ?

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Thats how I read the order of events Rick posted.

The reason I suggested opening Windows File Explorer is you can open it with the keyboard  shortcut. "Windows Key + O"


Find and view photos in Explorer. Then simply drag them in.



Eliminating the additional step of importing them into SnagIt . You will be required to drag the image in from somewhere. So this can streamline the process.

If this workflow works for you........ Great.
However you chose go about it, you will have to locate and chose the image in explorer first. Dragging it onto an image already in the canvas area.Resizing it to taste, etc. and so forth.

Regards,Joe 

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Hi there,
Thank you very much for your response :)

JOE: "The reason I suggested opening Windows File Explorer is you can open it with the keyboard  shortcut.
"Windows Key + O"

It works for me - "Windows Key + E"

- And is the shortcut that I could immediately choose from the desktop, without switching unnecessarily?

Cheers ... Drzon :)
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